E FUN makes another stab at the tablet market with their latest device, the Nextbook 8. Obviously these days, when you have a number attached to the model name, chances are that will also be the screen size, and the same applies to the Nextbook 8 with its 8″ color TFT capacitive multi touch screen, where it will also sport integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, an e-reader, a Kobo eBook Store app, SlideME application manager, OfficeSuite Viewer and ASTRO File Manager.
Underneath the hood lies a Rockchips RK2918 processor that is Flash 10.1 certified, but frankly, we are disappointed to see a tablet device run not on Android 3.x Honeycomb (which was specially optimized for tablet use), but rather, it uses Google’s Android 2.3 Gingerbread operating system instead. At least it is fully upgradable over-the-air (OTA) – so hopefully there is a Honeycomb update coming our way soon.
Other hardware specifications include 4GB of built-in flash memory, a microSD memory card slot for expansion purposes, a mini USB port, built-in speakers and 4-way G-sensor. Expect to fork out $299.99 for the E FUN Nextbook Premium 8 tablet if you’re interested.